Find Lawyers in Troy, Michigan for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Joining Harvey, Kruse, Westen & Milan, P.C. in 1980, he began working primarily on toxic tort cases, in particular the defense of thousands of personal injury and property damage asbestos cases. He was lead trial counsel for a consortium that originally included thirty-six former manufacturers of asbestos products and sixteen insurance carriers. Dale has tried asbestos cases to verdict from Marquette, Michigan to El Paso, Texas. He also started the Medical Counsel Program in Michigan and ...
Areas of Practice: Civil Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Construction Accidents, Premises Liability, Third Party Auto, Product Liability Bar Admissions : State Bar of MI -'73, U.S. Dist. Court for the Eastern District of MI-'73, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Cir.-'84, U.S. Dist. Court for the Western District of MI-'93, U.S. Supreme Court-'00, U.S. Dist. Court for the Eastern District of WI-'04 Employment: President at HARVEY KRUSE, P.C. '98-Jan '08, Board of Directors at HARVEY KRUSE, P....
Trial and appellate attorney, successfully represented numerous clients in circuit courts throughout the state of Michigan, United States District Court for both the Eastern District and Western District of Michigan, Michigan Court of Appeals, Michigan Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in addition admitted pro hac vice to handle cases in other states including Kansas, Ohio, Indiana and South Carolina. Obtained fifteen (15) to twenty (20) summary dispo...
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Definition
It is important for a defendant not to ignore the deadline to answer the complaint, because doing so can lead a court to decide in favor of the plaintiff and award money damages. Many times, a defendant will have insurance that covers any allegations being made in a complaint. For example, if you are being sued for an auto accident, you probably have car insurance. If someone was injured on your property, you probably have homeowner’s insurance. If you believe you have insurance for the claims being made against you, immediately contact your insurance agent to report the claim and to provide information about the complaint. Failing to do this could result in an insurance company refusing to pay for any money damages awarded in the lawsuit. If you do not have insurance for the claims being made against you, it is important to contact an attorney so that they can protect your interests in court.
When you are a defendant in a civil lawsuit (a matter not involving a crime) you need to consult with a civil defense attorney who specializes in litigation (i.e., matters pending in court). Civil defense attorneys tend to specialize in a specific area. Some examples include: auto claims, homeowner claims, business/contract claims, property disputes, etc. Before hiring a lawyer, you should determine if a particular lawyer has experience in the subject matter relevant to the complaint. If you have insurance that covers a specific claim, your insurance company will typically hire and pay the lawyer for you.
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